Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Laptop and Netbook
User Name
Linux - Laptop and Netbook Having a problem installing or configuring Linux on your laptop? Need help running Linux on your netbook? This forum is for you. This forum is for any topics relating to Linux and either traditional laptops or netbooks (such as the Asus EEE PC, Everex CloudBook or MSI Wind).


  Search this Thread
Old 09-17-2003, 07:29 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Aug 2003
Posts: 5

Rep: Reputation: 0
Wireless LAN Probs

I have installed Suse 9.0 on my laptop and I am having trouble getting my cisco 350 wireless card to work properly. I have installed it and it will associate with the router, but my web browsers don't recognize the connection. How can I find the problem and fix it?
Old 09-17-2003, 02:30 PM   #2
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: England
Distribution: Ubuntu 9.04
Posts: 631

Rep: Reputation: 30
Hi skedmd,

There are lots of things that it could be - it would be useful if you can post some more information.

Your network adapter has a name - probably eth0 or eth1.

Can you run the following commands and post the output :

iwconfig eth0 (or whatever your adapter name is)
ifconfig eth0
netstat -i
netstat -r


Old 09-17-2003, 06:14 PM   #3
LQ Guru
Registered: Jan 2003
Location: Seymour, Indiana
Distribution: Distribution: RHEL 5 with Pieces of this and that. Kernel, KDE 3.5.8 and KDE 4.0 beta, Plu
Posts: 5,700

Rep: Reputation: 65
If you have an internel network connection on the notebook named eth0 and the wireless is eth1 then depending on some configurations you will need to turn off eth0 and bring up eth1. You can have both up at the same time but requires some extra settings. I cannot remember off the top of my head. If I find I will post it here.

ifconfig eth0 down
ifconfig eth1 up

Give this a try.
Old 09-17-2003, 09:30 PM   #4
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Texas
Distribution: Fedora Core 2
Posts: 71

Rep: Reputation: 15
I'll second Brian1's post. I have an iBlitzz 802.11b cardbus on my laptop(SuSE8.2). I had the onboard lan configured as eth0 and the cardbus as eth1. I had to take down eth0, everytime I wanted to use the wireless card. I ended up disabling eth0 completely.

Have you tried running KWifiManager in KDE and checking inputs/configuration there? It gives a pretty nice configuration editor, as well as a nice graphical representation of signal strength.
Old 09-17-2003, 10:42 PM   #5
LQ Newbie
Registered: Aug 2003
Posts: 5

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thanks for the responses. I uninstalled (pardon the windows terminology, I'm new) my internal network card before installing the wireless card, so I am pretty sure that is not the problem. Unfortunately I have encountered a new problem. I can no longer associate my card with the router, so I am going to reinstall the utility and drivers and start over. I will re-post when (read: if) I get the client reinstalled and working.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Using Compex (NP16A) wireless router with USB wireless LAN atlantis8 Linux - Wireless Networking 1 09-19-2008 08:11 PM
Linksys wireless g/ndis probs in madrake 10 Kourosh Linux - Wireless Networking 5 04-25-2005 10:26 PM
wireless on Linux dying when I bring another wireless device in the LAN sal_paradise42 Linux - Wireless Networking 5 11-14-2004 03:38 AM
connecting to the internet via wireless through Intel PRo/Wireless LAN 2100 3B Mini P k_wjss Linux - Newbie 1 09-28-2004 05:00 PM
pcmcia wireless probs when undocking chiefsfan1 Linux - Newbie 14 11-18-2003 02:12 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Laptop and Netbook

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:57 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration